Horror Essay

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Whalen 1 Nich Whalen Marry Paniccia Carden English 101 December 11, 2006 Have Horror Movies Grown up? “Don’t go in there!” “He’s behind the door!” Go see a horror movie in the theater and you’re bound to hear this all throughout the movie. Heck, you may even be the person shouting at the screen. Horror movies have become a staple in this day in age. Almost everyone enjoys a good (and by good I mean scary) one. While we all go to see horror movies for different reasons, we go to be scared. I believe that we become unaffected by the levels of horror after time so we need better (more violence, more blood, more overall gore) movies to reach that same level of fear. If I asked who was the original vampire would you answer Max Schreck from Nosferatu or Tom Cruse from The Interview with the Vampire ? Sadly I think I know the answer: Tom Cruse. But why? Neither movie is particularly new. Perhaps the answer lies in that the movies are based on. Nosferatu is based on Bram Stroker’s Dracula, an intellectual killer who plays mind games with his victim’s. While Lestat from The Interview with the Vampire is a cold blooded killer who not only flaunts his powers, but openly mocks others of his kind who do not feel the need to kill with total lack of remorse that he does. So why do more people know the harsh violent nature of Interview with the Vampire ? Simply put, I don’t have the definitive answer. But I can offer some speculation as to why. People like the fact the Lestat can kill without remorse and in fact
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Whalen 2 kill anyone at anytime. While Dracula needs to have some sort of connection with his victims, needs them to be in love with him before he kills them. Simply put, Dracula needs some level of intimacy. This allows Lestat to be a more perfect killing machine.
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